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Houses. Dwellings

  • The 'Baby Dolls'by Kim Marie Vaz

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    One of the first women's organizations to mask and perform during Mardi Gras, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls redefined the New Orleans carnival tradition. Tracing their origins from Storyville-era brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans, author Kim Marie Vaz uncovers the fascinating history of the "raddy-walking,... more...

  • About the Hearthby David G. Anderson; Robert P. Wishart; Virginie Vaté

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Due to changing climates and demographics, questions of policy in the circumpolar north have focused attention on the very structures that people call home. Dwellings lie at the heart of many forms of negotiation. Based on years of in-depth research, this book presents and analyzes how the people of the circumpolar regions conceive, build, memorialize,... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Wineby Douglas Burnham; Ole M. Skilleas

    Wiley 2012; US$ 35.95 US$ 31.16

    The Aesthetics of Wine shows that discussing wine within the framework of aesthetics both benefits our understanding of wine as a phenomenon, while also challenging some of the basic assumptions of the tradition of aesthetics. Analyzes the appreciation of wine as an aesthetic practice. Tackles prejudices against bodily senses, showing how... more...

  • Alcohol, Gender and Cultureby Dimitra Gefou-Madianou

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Europeans consitiute 12 and a half per cent of the world's population but consume 50 per cent of the recorded world production alcohol, and this consumption plays a significant role in the cultural, religious, and social identites of these countrise. The contributors show how different groups define the proper use of alcohol, how State policies may... more...

  • American Afterlifeby Kate Sweeney

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Someone dies. What happens next?. One family inters their matriarch’s ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a greenburial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, "You can make mummies with it!" while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A... more...

  • The Ancient art of Teaby Warren Peltier; John T. Kirby

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    The Ancient Art of Tea is a delightful look at the philosophy, history, and culture of tea in China. The health benefits of tea, from green teas to white, oolong and black teas, are well known in our world today. How to create the perfect, healthy cup of tea is a process few people truly understand, making The Ancient Art of Tea a needed guide... more...

  • Arabische Berichte von Gesandten an germanische Fürstenhöfe aus dem 9. und 10. Jahrhundertby Georg Jacob

    De Gruyter 1927; US$ 123.50

    Arabische Berichte von Gesandten an germanische Fürstenhöfe aus dem 9. und 10. Jahrhundert (Quellen zur deutschen Volkskunde) more...

  • Aromaby Constance Classen; David Howes; Anthony Synnott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95

    Smell is a social phenomenon, given particular meanings and values by different cultures. Odours form the building blocks of cosmologies, class hierarchies, and political odours. They can enforce social structures or transgress them, unite people or divide them, empower or disempower. The authors argue that the sociology of smell is repressed in ... more...

  • Around the Tuscan Tableby Carole M. Counihan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 55.95

    In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing... more...

  • Arranging the Mealby Jean-Louis Flandrin

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.00

    The sequence in which food has been served at meals has changed greatly over the centuries and has also varied from one country to another, a fact noted in virtually every culinary history. Most food writers have treated the more significant alterations as stand-alone events. The most famous example of such a change occurred in the nineteenth century,... more...